A fruity opening that I can actually enjoy… It’s pleasant and perhaps a bit more floral than fruity, but the probable reason I enjoy it is that the opening has rosewood and I’m a sucker for rosewood. It’s a beautiful opening and one that is unique – at least I haven’t smelled many like it. The middle accord presents a refined floral accord. I particularly enjoy that the heliotrope comes through quite clearly and heliotrope is my favorite of the floral notes offered. I get a bit of powder from the orris in the heart’s background, and that adds a sensuality to the florals. Birmane is listed as an Oriental – Woody… the “Oriental” I understand but I don’t get much of a wood emphasis, not even in the base that lists sandalwood. What I get is primarily vanilla, tonka, and musk... and this accord, in particular, presents that aspect of the fragrance that Takemyhusbandplz points out: It comes across well when smelled away from the skin but is rather too bland when smelled closely. Birmane is a charmingly feminine fragrance with soft sillage and good longevity.
This scent is very unusual & interesting with a lot of depth. It is also sweet & fruity at the same time. Birmane smells expensive and it is. The refillable bottle I repurchased is gorgeous! This has a classy yet fun & mysterious aura. I love the fact that no one wears this. This is one that smells better away from your own skin; it might smell a bit strange on yourself, if that makes sense. Birmane usually gets compliments when I wear it on warm spring days. Would probably repurchase.
Borrowed from perfume world: "Launched by the design house of Van Cleef & Arpels in 1999, BIRMANE by Van Cleef & Arpels For WOMEN is classified as a sharp fragrance. This feminine scent posesses a blend of: top notes including fruits and freesia, lower notes combining jasmine, red lily and white rose. Hints of musk, Tonka bean .It is recommended for casual wear."
I LOVE THIS FRAGRANCE ITS SEXY SASSY AND HAS GREAT LASTING POWER. THE BOTTLE IS LOVELY AND THE SOLID PERFUME I GOT IN A PROMOTION IS FAB FOR CARRYING IN MY EVENNIG BAG.GO AND TRY IT ITS LUSH.